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Prepare to join the OHIO community

Joining the Ohio University community means taking full advantage of the resources available and taking responsibility for the choices that will define your college experience.

Our programs, services, and facilities are designed to create a supportive environment that enhances your learning, your personal and social development, and your health and well-being.

Part of a residential college experience means making choices that will help shape and define your character. Because we care about your health, your safety, and your success, and because we are concerned for the welfare of the community, you will be required to complete some online educational programs prior to attending Ohio University.

Pay close attention to each step listed under "Prepare to join OHIO" on the left. The  programs discussed in these steps, including Tech 101 and the online alcohol and sexual assault education, will make our concern for you and our expectations for all students clear. Once you join the OHIO community, you will find remarkable faculty, staff, and professional support services to help you meet those expectations.

Important Dates

Activate OHIO ID  

Upon Applying to OHIO

Submit the housing contract  

Beginning January 6

Choose a dining plan  

Beginning January 6

Pay $200 housing deposit  

Beginning January 6

Submit the housing exemption form (if applicable)  

Beginning January 6

Register to attend Bobcat Student Orientation  

April 1 (beginning at 9 a.m.)

Deadline for scholarship recipients to confirm intent to enroll  

May 1

Review the 2014-2015 academic calendar  

Mid May

Contact Student Accessibility Services if you need accommodations for a disability  

Mid May

Check To-Do List on Student Portal and complete all financial aid requirements  

May 20

Complete Tech 101  


Review the Student Code of Conduct prior to attending orientation  


Alcohol and sexual assault education available online  

Beginning July 28

View online arrival guide for students  


Move-in during times scheduled according to last name  

August 21 - August 22

Complete the Health History Form  

August 22

Start fall semester classes  

August 25

2015-2016 FAFSA is available  

January 1

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